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Extraction 2 debuts at Netflix #1

June 21, 2023

Netflix viewers enjoyed the Extraction franchise as the action movies took the top two spots on the English Films List in the week commencing June 12th. With nearly 43 million views (88.38 million hours viewed divided by 2.07 runtime hours), Extraction 2 was the most viewed title of the week since debuting on June 16th. Based on the graphic novel Ciudad, the first installment of Extraction re-entered the Top 10 list with over 9 million views. Franchise star Chris Hemsworth announced during Netflixlix’s Tudum event that a third Extraction film is already in the works. Meanwhile, six weeks after its premiere, action-thriller The Mother continued to show staying power with over 123 million total views.

Season 4 of Never Have I Ever starring Maitreyi Ramakrishnan jumped into the #1 spot on the English TV List with 11.5 million views. Seasons 1 (2.6 million views) and 3 (2.3 million views), also made appearances on the list. From creator Charlie Brooker, the long-awaited Black Mirror Season 6 debuted at #2 with 11.3 million viewss. Other new series on the list included Our Planet II (3.5 million views), Tex Mex Motors (2.8 million views), and Amy Schumer: Emergency Contact (2.4 million views). Arnold Schwarzenegger continued to hold two spots on the list with docuseries Arnold (5.2 million views) and action-comedy FUBAR (3.4 million views) – and Schwarzenegger himself announced FUBAR’s Season 2 renewal at Tudum. Landing in the seventh spot was Season 4 of Manifest (2.8 million views), and Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story closed out the list.

In its second week, Korean drama Bloodhounds jumped to the #1 spot on the Non-English TV List with 8.1 million views. Other Korean dramas on the list included The Good Bad Mother and King of the Land. New to the list was Mexican drama The Surrogacy (3.8 million views), Season 3 of reality dating competition series  Love is Blind: Brazil (1.6 million views), Spanish documentary The Playing Card (1.3 million views) and sports docuseries Tour de France: Unchained (1.5 million views). Colombia’s Fake Profile, Japan’s The Days and Season 3 of Spanish drama Valeria all returned to the list. 

On the Non-English Films side, Turkish drama You Do You moved into the # 1 spot with 8.6 million views. Danish drama A Beautiful Life, Spanish horror Tin & Tina, German drama Blood & Gold and Dutch psychological thriller Faithfully Yours all made return appearances. New entrants on the list included Japanese anime Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King, Dutch comedy The Wonder Weeks and Japanese drama The Village. 

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